The next colloquium for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is set to take place on March 8, featuring assistant professor Gilbert Moss.
His talk will be on “Fermat’s last theorem, L-functions, and the Langlands program.” It will involve surveying some of the tools and techniques used in the proof of Fermat’s last theorem, including elliptic curves, L-functions, and modular forms. Toward the end, we will describe how the surprising connections between these objects are just a single piece of a global conspiracy called the Langlands program.
The colloquium will take place on March 8 from 3–4:15 at Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall. More information on this program can be found here.